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Average Salary for University of Maryland (UMD) Employees

Operating out of College Park, Md., University of Maryland (UMD) employs talent in positions ranging from Assistant Professor to Academic Advisor. University of Maryland (UMD) employees bring home $53K per year on average. The most important factor affecting pay for University of Maryland (UMD) employees is your role at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
$50,329 - $111,728  
[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
Salary$50,051 - $107,683  
Total Pay$50,329 - $111,728  
[+]Academic Advisor (3)
$33,911 - $61,313  
[+]Academic Advisor (3)
Salary$35,834 - $61,687  
Total Pay$33,911 - $61,313  
[+]Research Scientist (3)
$41,099 - $108,184  
[+]Research Scientist (3)
Salary$39,989 - $101,952  
Total Pay$41,099 - $108,184  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (2)
$89,707 - $213,947  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (2)
Salary$91,372 - $213,731  
Total Pay$89,707 - $213,947  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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1132 Regents Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740


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Professors earn the highest median pay at about $145K annually, followed by Research Scientists (approximately $77K), Assistant Professors ($73K), and Business Managers (around $54K). Among the lower-paid positions at University of Maryland (UMD) are Academic Advisors — the median salary for this role approaches $48K.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $56K per year. The largest fraction of University of Maryland (UMD) people (33 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $48K annually on average.


Residents of Baltimore, Md. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $83K per year; other top-paying cities include Washington, DC (about $56K) and the company's headquarter city of College Park, Md. (around $51K). Across University of Maryland (UMD)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of District of Columbia earn the most, taking home $56K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Basic Life Support Specialists, who make $63K per year. The best paid folks at University of Maryland (UMD) have a Doctorate (PhD), earning $100K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Research Analysis; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $85K per year. Program Management is a popular skill in the University of Maryland (UMD) workforce; around a seventh of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Clinical Research, and Counseling.

Benefits and Perks

Only 38 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most employees have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of workers also include dental insurance. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for University of Maryland (UMD)


49 %
51 %
$36,000 - $77,376
$25,532 - $67,057
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
$34,638 - $91,563
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